Abuja schools remain safe, FCTA assures residents

May 6, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Acting Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) Education Secretary, Leramoh Abdulrazak, has again reiterated the safety of its teeming school age students in the various schools in the Federal Capital Territory. The secretary, who gave this assurance during a press conference by the management of the Education Secretariat, said it is imperative to again allay the fears of parents, guardians Read More

Wanton killing of military personnel must stop

May 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

Last week, Nigerians woke up to hear about the brutal killing of an Army Captain and some soldiers who were on a routine patrol operation in Konshisha local government area of Benue state. The 11 fallen heroes were killed by alleged gunmen who ambushed their military convoy. Unconfirmed reports also claimed that the slain troops met their ‘tragic end’ after Read More

Heightening insecurity in South-east: What hope for Igbo presidency?

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

With the ceaseless killing of citizens, police personnel and burning of government property in the South-east states, will the region’s demand to produce Nigeria’s president in 2023 see the light of the day? ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report examines the pros and cons of the development. Call to mind Nigeria is currently facing a plethora of problems in almost all Read More

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Landuse contravention: FCTA seals off hotels, 2 others in Maitama

April 27, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

For allegedly contravening the land use Act, the The Department of Development Control Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has Tuesday, sealed off four developed property in the highbrow area of Maitama District, in the nation’s capital city. The affected property are: Ten Room Hotel; Paris Choice Hotel and Resorts; Six Club and Restaurants; and Deluxe Colours, a paint making firm Read More

South-east college of Bishops calls for collaboration between IPOB, ESN

April 27, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

College of Bishops, Methodist Church Nigeria Monday called for cordial relationship between Ebubeagu Security Network (ESN) formed by Governors of South-east and other existing outfit in the zone. While the Bishops supported the Ebubeagu security, they especially advised that they collaborate with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to secure South-east against further attacks and killings in the zone.  The Bishops disclosed Read More

Gov Sani Bello raises red alert: Boko Haram 2 hours from Abuja, hoists flag in Niger

Occupies 50 Shiroro, Munya villages, towns Gunmen abduct 5 Makurdi agric varsity students Kill 2 more Kaduna students, 9 in Anambra attack 2 women, children kidnapped in Zaria, 9 in Oyo Troops repel attack on Mainok, kill scores, lose officer, 6 others  Boko Haram terrorists have established territory in parts of Niger state and hoisted their flag in Kaure village Read More

APC condemns attack on Gov Uzodinma’s country home

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the attack by hoodlums on the country home of the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma. The party also condemned the attacks on police personnel and formations in Abia, Imo, Ebonyi and Anambra states. In a statement signed by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning, John James Akpanudoedehe, Monday in Abuja, the APC said it Read More

Breaking: Bandits sack another military base in Niger, abduct 15 people, 1 soldier missing

April 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have again kidnapped 15 persons after an attack on a military camp in  Zagzaga village in Munya local government of Niger state. Blueprint gathered that a military officer has been declared missing after the attack on the base Wednesday during which arms and ammunitions were carted away by the bandits. Blueprint also learnt that the Nigerian Army has shutdown Read More

Gov Yahaya confirms 15 deaths in Gombe communities’ clash

April 15, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has confirmed that 15 people were killed Monday night in Nyuwar and Jessu communities in Balanga local government area of the state. The governor made the confirmation while speaking to newsmen shortly after assessing the situation of the communities, condemning the level of damage he saw. “In Nyuwar, I was told eight persons died Read More

Bauchi police arrest robbers for stealing N3.4m items, cash

April 9, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state police command has arrested suspected armed robbers and conspirators who allegedly broke into houses on 25th March 2021 at Zango area of the state capital with dangerous weapons and robbed occupants of some valuable items which include phones, laptops, motorcycles, plasma televisions and jewelry worth N3, 159, 000 and a cash of sum of N290, 000. The state Read More

Effium killings: Ebonyi indigenes demand investigation into escape of 55 suspects

April 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has demanded for thorough investigation and prosecution of the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi state, Aliyu Garba and other security personnel for claiming that 55 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Effium communities escaped. In a statement released to newsmen Tuesday in Abuja by the President of the Read More

Gunmen kill 2 Poly staff in Kaura Namoda

March 24, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Suspected bandits have stormed a low cost area in Kaura Namoda town, and killed a middle-age man, Usama Nazifi, and his neighbor Malam Bashir Muhammad who were staff of the Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda in Zamfara. The attack took place on Wednesday. According to brother of the deceased who spoke in a telephone interview with Blueprint said the bandits invaded Read More

Kidnapping, killings unacceptable, Minister cries out

March 17, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Minister of Women Affairs Dame Pauline Tallen, has cried out over the increasing cases of kidnap of school girls and killings of innocent citizens, calling on pepetrators of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to leave children alone to grow in a peaceful and safe environment. Dame Tallen, made the postulation Tuesday in Abuja during the presentation of a Read More

Banditry: Deploy personnel to affected areas, Senate tells NSA

March 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday, urged the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Babagana Munguno, to as a matter of urgency, deploy more security personnel to communities affected by the activities of bandits and suspected herdsmen to avert a looming humanitarian crisis likely to occur as a result of the displacement of residents. This was even as the upper chamber called on National Emergency Read More

High level of poverty responsible for banditry, kidnapping – PGF boss

March 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has called for immediate implementation of security strategies combine with a national initiative to lift Nigerians out of poverty. The APC chieftain said military and security strategy would remain a mirage and resource drainpipe so long it is not Read More

Location of kidnapped Jangebe school girls discovered

February 27, 2021 Editor 0

Dangulbi Forest has been dicovered as the location of over 300 schoolgirls abducted by bandits from Government Girls Junior Secondary School Jangebe, Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara state. A school teacher who spoke on Saturday on the condition of anonymity said out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, only about 50 were left behind, Daily Trust Read More

Olusegun Aganga, Abubakar Yar’Adua: Where are they now?

February 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

Many years after these former public servants left office in their various capacities, not much has been heard about them again. In this report, ELEOJO IDACHABA asks where they could be at the moment. Olusegun Aganga Olusegun Aganga was a minister of Industry, Trade and Investment as well as that of Finance at different times. He was appointed in those Read More

Dangers of ethnic, religious prejudices

February 5, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, rightly and timely, warned Nigerians against exhibiting ethnic and religious prejudices, saying such behaviours would not augur well for the unity and development of the country. The president, rightly chose his audience too, to issue his warning. He spoke when the leaders of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), led by the President-General Read More

Coalition alleges external interference working to destabilise Nigeria

January 22, 2021 Editor 0

The Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) has called on Nigerians to rise against negative influences and interferences in the Diaspora who mean no well for the country.  The coalition gave this charge at a press conference on Friday in Abuja.  CTJ Executive Director, Comrade Dominic Ohene, alleged that most Nigerians abroad no longer display patriotism but malicious influence. Comrade Ohene noted Read More

Nigeria’s calamitous movement: Who is Safe?

January 13, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

In Nigeria, the bullets of insurgents, bandits, and assassins have cut down the low and the mightiest in cold blood, more often than not, without an iota of provocation. Sometimes, a whole village is sacked, tortured, maimed, killed and their women raped for just a “heck of it” making one wonder about the purpose and the aim. Three groups of Read More

Breaking: Bandits kidnap 7 children of APC chair, injure others in Zamfara

January 8, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than seven children belonging to the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa’s faction, Alhaji Sani Gyare Kadauri were kidnapped by the group of suspected unrepentant bandits in Kadauri Village under Jabaka district in Maru local government council of Zamfara state. Narrating the ordeal in an interview with Blueprint, Friday, Alhaji Sani Gyare Kadauri Read More

Rivers taskforce moves to prosecute traders, motor parks

January 5, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

After a slight lull, the Rivers state government taskforce on the ban on street trading, illegal motor parks, taxi ranks and mechanic workplaces has commenced operation, vowing to prosecute violators of the ban. Special Assistant (Media) Rivers state Governor, Kelvin Ebiri stated in a press release quoted the new coordinator of the taskforce, DSP Felix Nwadibeyi (rtd) as saying his Read More